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Which of the following characteristics is/are not applicable to CBD?

a. High percentage of offices and shops

b. High accessibility

c. Growth is upward rather than sideward

d. Residential area

1. Only a and d
2. Only c and d 
3. Only d
4. Only a, b and c

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Only d

The correct answer is Only d.

  • A Central Business District (CBD) is the commercial and business center of a city, it is referred to as the ‘financial district’.
  • Many cities share their CBD with the ‘city center’.
  • CBDs are developed in historic cities as the market square where there would be trade and other business activities.

  • Some of the key characteristics of CBDs include:
    • The high concentration of offices, banks, financial institutions, and so on.
    • Well-managed infrastructure links with the other parts of the city.
    • High density and high-rise buildings.
    • High land prices.
  • The most well-known CBDs are Midtown Manhattan in New York City, Raffles Place in Downtown Core in Singapore, New Delhi’s Connaught Place or CP.

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